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Trombone Auditions

These are the requirements for entry into all undergraduate degree programs.

  • Scales: Two-octave major scales with arpeggios
  • Perform:
    1. Bordogni (Rochut), Melodious Etude #3 or #7"
    2. Voxman, Selected Studies for Trombone: page 5 (Blazhevich, “Moderato”)
    3. One (1) work selected from or of comparable difficulty to the list below. Accompaniment is optional.

Tenor Trombone Suggested Repertoire:

  • Barat Andante et Allegro
  • Boda Sonatina
  • Galliard Sonata No. 1
  • Guilmant Morceau Symphonique
  • Gregson Divertimento
  • Sandstrom, Song for Lotta
  • Saint-Saëns Cavatine
  • Sulek Sonata vox Gabrieli
  • Weber Romance
  • David, Concertino (first page)   

Bass Trombone Suggested Repertoire: 

  • Hindemith Drei leichte Stücke
  • Lebedev Concerto in One Movement
  • McCarty Sonata
  • Lassen/Bollinger 2 Fantasy Pieces
  • Galliard/Mortimer Sonata #1
  • Semler-Collery, Barcarolle et chanson bachique
  • Tcherepnin, Andante
  • Warburton Among Us.

Faculty Contact: Michael Davidson, mdavidsn@ku.edu

Fall 2021 Audition Dates

Please note: due to Covid 19 concerns, KU School of Music will be offering video auditions in lieu of the live auditions. After submission of a video audition, students are strongly encouraged to attend a faculty appointment over Zoom as scheduled upon video submission. Information about this can be found in the registration. The school is accepting videos auditions from now until June 1st with a priority date of March 15 for scholarship consideration. 



2021 Audition Registration


If you cannot attend a live audition, email musicrecruiting@ku.edu to make other arrangements.

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